Reflections of a lifetime video game player.

Disappointed Idealist. Adult videogame player. Writer of words. Drinker of tea. 

Welcome to I write about games, as neither hater nor hyper. If you're tired of the endless online hyperbole, then you've found a place that might suit you better. Take a seat. Have a cuppa. Let's chat for a while.

There's something about the Moon as a location that's innately appealing to videogame designers. Maybe it's the simultaneously ubiquitous yet mysterious nature of the place that draws us in. Maybe it's the sense of history and pride that we feel when we look up at it a...

April 6, 2019

I just finished the campaign of Crackdown 3. I beat a final boss, watched a cutscene, popped a couple of achievements and then sat and watched the credits roll. They took a while. I don't finish that many games these days - in the era of persistent online worlds, actua...

April 1, 2019

I've been playing lots of Gamepass games. My pile of shame is still sitting there, glancing at me disapprovingly each time I reach for my battered Scuf pad, but I'm not going to apologise to it. Some of the games on that pile have been on it for over a year; they're us...

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